just recently i have decided to lose all the fat. currently at 5'9, 230(pretty muscular tho), i am trying to get into peak phsycial shape for football next fall and upcoming rugby.id like to be around 180-190 and lean. i was wondering if doing cardio 5-6 times a week is too much? i am currently doing a pretty standard routing (chest-tris,back-bis,legs-shoulders-calves, abs every other day.) with 500-1000 cal sessions on the eliptical everyday(takes me an hour for 1000). is this overdoing it? ive been real;ly enthused lately and have been sticking to my diet, and i would HATE to reach a plateu. any ideas?
also, is it possible to maintain a "ripped" and tones physique without fat burners for cutting? im also 17, so would that be a health issue? thanks everyone.